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and asked for tobacco, although he had left with me. At the other Kraals I succeeded a whole bag with tobacco in our house, to much better, and the children afforded me our care. We, therefore, told him it was much pleasure. At one Kraal, however, a unnecessary to give him any. This led to a woman threatened to bring the children back long conversation, during which he referred if they should follow me to another Kraal. I to the example of Dr. Vander Kemp, who, told the children not to go back, and went to he said, never refused the captains any thing, this ignorant woman's hut, intending to read and did even eat with them at the same table, to her a part of the catechism. But she ran and invited them to eat with him ; whereas, away in an instant, and insisted upon it that at this station, the captains must sit down her son should come back. Having visited with the common Caffers, and if they get sixteen Kraals, we returned, and arrived at something to eat it is given them apart. home about sunset. apologized to him for what he might consider June 6th, Sunday.-To-day I visited eleneglect on our part, as not having been in. ven of Soko's Kraals. At one place it haptentional, but an inadvertency. [Mrs. Kayser pened that the women would not come to be and myself made it a point hereafter to give instructed, although they were again and the captains a more marked attention, in again called by the men. A young Caffer, conformity to Romans xiii. 7, in order that a who has, for a considerable time, given us want of courtesy in us might not be an occa reason to hope well of him, said, “Here sion for preventing them from a more diligent is fulfilled what Christ said ; ye will not attendance on the word of God.]
come.” May this young man soon find May 6th, Thursday.--Accompanied by Jesus Christ in his love and grace ! Jan Tzatzoe, I visited our sick Finko, who June 11th, Friday. This morning, as is, however, gradually mending. We asked Jan Tzatzoe was with me, his father, old him how he felt during this time of affliction. Tzatzoe, came on a visit. I told him, by He acknowledged, “ I was very much afraid Jan, what was written of him, to his credit, to die, and my sins came before me. My in the Cape newspaper. We likewise told heart reproved me, that in days of health Í him what had been written about his unwil had spent so much labour on the things that lingness to hear the word of God, and then concern the body, but had taken so little gave him a gentle but faithful admonition, to care about learning the word of God.” We pray to the Lord that he would take away had a long conversation with this man, and such bad things out of his heart, &c. His at last he promised that he would come son, Captain Soko, who was present, said, every morning to learn the catechism with “ Yes; to this we must give more attenour children, and to join in family worship. tion.” We then entered upon a long con
May 8th, Saturday. This morning I took versation. a ride on horseback, in company with Jan [It seems that by the blessing of the good Tzatzoe, to Heemroad Geeke's Kraals, with Shepherd this conversation has had a good a view to converse with the chiefs of the effect on the old man, for he has since come various Kraals about my plan of visiting often to church, both on the Sabbath and on them every Saturday, for the purpose of week days.] leading them to the knowledge of God, and June 14th, Monday.--Had a long conhis holy word, by teaching them the cate versation to-day with our Finko respecting chism, and praying with them. All with the corruption of the heart, whom we spoke were willing, and old June Î5th, Tuesday.---Accompanied by Geeke said, “We are desirous to learn, Jan Tzatzoe, I went to the Kraal of his although it may go slowly at first." I in brother, Captain Molo, whose infant would stantly made an experiment at each Kraal, not suck; which circumstance the other wives In some cases the children of one Kraal of the captain accounted for, by saying that accompanied us to the other, and they re his mother had bewitched the child, at the peated the catechism very well. The fol same time urging her exceedingly to break lowing day I visited fifteen of Captain Soko's the spell. We showed the father the imposKraals.
sibility of witchcraft, and the imposture of May 14th, Friday. I again spoke with the Caffer doctors (teachers, &c.), explainour Finko, through Jan Tzatzoe. He told ing to him Jeremiah xxvii. 9, 13, 15. This us that while he was ill his wife had called led to the following dialogue with another in a doctor. When this man came, our Caffer (the same young man who is menFinko said, “I will have nothing to do with tioned on the 6th of June). you. I shall see what the Lord will do for C. Shall we, then, have nothing more to me in using medicines.”
do with our doctors ? May 15th, Saturday. I again visited the J. No, nothing more, if you desire the Kraals where I had been last Saturday. Jan truth, will obey God, and become Christians. Tzatzoe accompanied me. The head man of C. But our doctors say often that they the first Kraal we came to was not at home, speak in the name of God ? and the people did not like to come to be "J. To be sure; they must do so in order instructed in the catechism I had brought to be believed by you. And we have just
now read to you, from God's word, that they particularly to thank you for your great kinddo so.
ness in accompanying us to Portsmouth, and C. But why do all our doctors despise the especially, seeing us on board the vessel, word of God ?
which is now bearing us away to the far dis. ; J. Because, if you believe God's word, tant shores of India. We derived real plea. and walk accordingly, they will lose all sure from your society; and the kind and afthey gain from you by their imposture. fectionate manner in which you commended
Č. But how can men, for the sake of gain, us in prayer to God, on the morning of our despise the truth of that great word ?
departure, will long be remembered. We did J. There are men in all nations who do not seem to have finally left England, till we this, and often for the sake of lesser gain saw you and my sister step into the boat which than that which your doctors obtain from bore you away from us ; but the pain which, their craft.
under other circumstances, we should have The dialogue ended, and the inquirer felt at that trying moment, was checked by seemed satisfied and convinced of the truth. the mind being for the moment absorbed in
June 26th, Saturday.-To-day I went concern for your safety. We thought your again to Geeke's Kraals, at some of which little boat a very fragile bark to carry so many the people were unwilling to hear the word, as you had in her, and with trembling emobeing angry on account of having been, tions we watched your progress until we saw some days ago, plundered of cattle by a you safe on board the Sloop. In reference to Commando of the late King's people. So my own feelings on this occasion, perhaps I I was obliged to leave them."
ought to say nothing; and yet, I can scarcely June 27th, Sunday.-To-day I visited forbear :-the heart is relieved by communitwelve of Captain Soko's Kraals. At the cating its sorrows; and I am sure that I have ninth I found a great number of men and required this relief; for, although I have women, who were busy eating meat. When passsed through many trials, and experienced I called them, the men came round me, with many sorrows, in my past career of missionthe exception of one. To this man an old ary exertion, yet this second leaving Engcounsellor said, “Has not Captain Soko land, and especially leaving my beloved chil. said that we shall come together and hear dren, seems to be paramount to all that has prethe word of God? Why will you not hear ?” ceded. Here all seem to meet in one focus, and I then called him again, and he came and I have been compelled to say, with David, sat down, apparently ashamed.
“My soul is overwhelmed within me;" but June 28th, Monday.--Conversing with God the God who has led me all my life our Finko, he expressed himself in a very long-has supported me and my beloved comfortable manner, and gave evidence that partner; and being now separated from all the grace of Jesus had taught him to know that is dear to us on earth, it is our earnest something of his own heart. Some days desire to seek and to find our happiness in afterwards I spoke, through Jan Tzatzoe, to Christ alone, to keep our hearts fixed on the a Caffer who resides at the station, and of glory of the work in which we are engaged, whom the Finko informed us. This man is and to look to him for all those mental and seeking the Lord, and upbraids himself, say- moral qualifications which are requisite to ing, “It is my guilt that I have not the Lord enable us to labour with acceptance and sucalready.” He told us that Matro's daughter cess. You will, I am sure, be pleased to (a Hottentot girl) is likewise an inquirer. hear that hitherto we have had a safe and At times, during the conversation we had pleasant passage, and are in the enjoyment with him, he was much affected, even to of excellent health. Neither Mrs. M. nor tears. I afterwards called the girl, and myself have been in the least sick or ill, and found that she was seriously concerned about have hitherto been enabled to pursue our her soul.
studies with almost as much regularity as we even did on shore. This is a mercy, for
which I desire to feel truly thankful, as all FROM MISSIONARIES ON THEIR PASSAGE
the females on board, except Mrs. M., have OUTWARDS.
been sea-sick. We have, I fear, no truly Ship, Duke of Northumberland, at Sea, pious people amongst our passengers; but all
Near Madeira, Aug. 2, 1832. are gentlemanly in their manners, &c. &c. and MY DEAR BROTHER,
treat us with great respect. I never saw a It is with much pleasure that I attend to vessel so well arranged as this--every thing the request you gave me at Portsmouth, to moves on with the greatest order ; our good address a few lines to you ; not that I have Captain is kindness itself, so that hitherto we any immediate prospect of forwarding this to have been very comfortable, and have every you; but, as it is possible that we may meet a prospect of being so the rest of the voyage. homeward-bound ship, I wish to have a few Should you see Mr. Pirie, I will thank you lines in readiness, to inform you of our pro to mention this to him; as we owe some of gress, and also to do, what in the hurry and our accommodations in a great measure to his pain of parting, escaped my memory that is, kindness. I preached twice on board last
Sabbath in the morning on deck, to all the passengers and crew, forming together a very good congregation; and in the evening in the cuddy, to the passengers and a part of the crew-and this, I believe, is to be the order every Sabbath. May the God of all grace help me to be faithful, and bless to the souls of some on board the message of his grace! We are well supplied with tracts; but in the hurry of packing, I have not left out a sufficient supply of such books as I think suitable to lend to the passengers.
Please to remember us very kindly to Mrs. and Miss Arundel. I have many other friends, whose names I should like to specify; but this would be imposing too heavy a task on you. I can only say that the churches I have visited, and the friendships I have formed, whilst travelling for the society during my residence in England, have rendered my beloved native country dearer to me than it ever was
before; and if it will not be out of character, I should much like, through the medium of your Chronicle, to send to all, and to some in particular, my affectionate farewell, and Christian regards; and to solicit, through the same medium, a special interest in their intercessions at the footstool of mercy.
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it is with you.
I am, my dear brother, With great respect and affection,
G. Mundy. To Rev. John Arundel.
ARRIVAL OF MISSIONARIES OUTWARDS.
August the 21st, the Rev. William Swan and Mrs. Swan arrived safely at St. Petersburgh in the ship Barossa.
LETTERS RECEIVED FROM MISSIONARIES, &C.
Date. SOUTH SEAS........ Rev. J. Smith .....
.Huahine ............14 and 28 December, 1831. C. Barff ..
.... 22 Ditto, and 3 January, 1832.
....23 March, ditto.
.22 Ditto, ditto.
.27 Ditto, ditto. ULTRA GANGES....
WH. Medhurst........ Batavia ............13 February, ditto.
T. Beighton............Pinang .............31 January, ditto.
J. Tomlin ...............Malacca ............23 March, ditto. EAST INDIES..
J. Hill, M. Hill, A. I
Calcutta ............23 Ditto, ditto,
District Committee ......
....30 Ditto, ditto.
.31 March, ditto.
W. Fyvie .............. Kaira .............. 2 April, ditto.
. Madras .............26 Ditto, ditto.
Ditto ...............28 Ditto, ditto. trict Committee ......
Rev. G. Mundy ......... ..At Sea.............. 2 August, ditto. RUSSIA....
- E. Stally brass .......... Khodon ............ 8 May, ditto.
R. Knill................ St. Petersburgh......27 June, 13 July, & 13-25 Aug..do.
J. Lowndes ...... Corfu
.24 May, 3 July, and 4 Ang., ditto. SOUTH AFRICA.... W. Elliott ........
Paarl ........ ..14 May, ditto.
. Lattakoo............21 February ( teu
.......21 February (2 letters), ditto, African Islands.. Mr. E. Baker
... 9 January, 26 March, ditto. J. Canham..............Dito:
.....Ditto ...............13 February, ditto. Rev. J. Le Brun ............Mauritius............10 May, ditto. SOUTH AMERICA,,.
7 24 Ditto, 16 June, 23 Ditto (2 let
DOMESTIC MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.
MONTHLY MISSIONARY PRAYER-MEETING.
BANGALORE. BANGALORE is situated N. Lat. 13o, O., and in E. Long. 77o. 42'., in the territories of the Rajah of Mysore; and is distant about 215 miles from Madras, above the level of which it stands about 3000 feet. Its elevated site renders it highly salubrious, the cold being healthy and bracing, and the heat not, in general, too great for European constitutions. The country around is pleasingly wooded, and varied with sloping hills. Bangalore is one of the most extensive military cantonments in peninsular India ; and the town, which is fortified, was founded by the celebrated Hyder Ali. The aggregate population of the place is computed to be from 50,000 to 60,000, of whom about a half inhabit the Pettah, and the rest the Malabar Town. The inhabitants of the former (of whom a small proportion are Mohammedans) chiefly speak Canarese. Those of the latter principally speak Tamil. The Mohammedans, among themselves, usually speak Hindoostanee, but they, also, generally, understand the languages of the people among whom they dwell.
The Society's mission at Bangalore was commenced in 1820, by the Rev. Messrs. Forbes and Laidler. * They were received, on their arrival there, with much kindness by Major Mackworth, who zealously engaged in the promotion of their object. The missionaries immediately commenced the work of Christian instruction, according to the attainments which they had made, and the means then at their command. In the following year (1821) a small chapel was built for the use of the mission, for which the Society was chiefly indebted to the active zeal and liberality of Major Mackworth.
Native Services. Stated religious services, for the benefit of the natives, were then commenced, and were usually performed by Mr. Samuel Flavel, who is, now, labouring in connexion with the Society's mission at Bellary. The attendance fluctuated between 25 and 50. To these stated services, were added occasional conrersations with the natives on the subject of religion, and the public reading and explanation of the Scriptures; which awakened among some of the people a spirit of inquiry, and induced them to apply for the mission publications. In 1822, nineteen adult natives were baptized, and three converts from heathenism placed under preparatory instruction for the office of native teacher. In 1823 seven more adult natives were baptized, and thirty.one admitted to communion. In the same year the native congregation in the cantonment considerably increased. In April, in that year, Rev. Hiram Chambers + joined the mission. In 1824, in which year a church was formed among the heathen in the Fort; where the preaching of the Gospel was statedly attended by a numerous, but fluctuating, congregation. The number of adult natives baptized in the course of that year was 15. In May, this year, the Rev. William Campbell joined the mission. In 1825 a spirit of religious inquiry was more extensively excited, both among the Canarese and Malabars, many of whom were led to express their decided disapprobation of idol-worship, whether pagan or papal. While, also, some of the people renounced Hindooism and embraced Christianity, others rejected Popery, and professed themselves Protestants. The number baptized by the missionaries belonging to each of these classes having become considerable, persecution was directed against the native converts, which, however, they were enabled to suffer with Christian fortitude and
* The former laboured at this station till towards the middle of 1823, and the latter till 13 December, 1826. + Mr. Chambers died on the 7th of June, 1825, on a proposed return to Europe, for health.
patience. In 1826 the attendance of the Canarese congregation underwent considerable reduction. During the first eight months of that year 17 adult natives were baptized, and the number received into church.communion, during the same period, was 13. In 1827, 1828, and 1829, the native congregations fluctuated considerably. In the latter of those years, in the course of which 7 more adult natives were baptized, the attendance averaged about 80. In 1830 it fluctuated between 40 and 60; the number composing the native church being 18. In 1831 the number in communion was 25. During that year stated social meetings, for prayer and religious conversation, were commenced among the natives, by many of whom they seem to have been carefully improved. In the same year the native Christians, connected with the Society's mission at this station, erected, at their own expense, a convenient place of worship in the Choola, capable of accommodating upwards of 100 persons.
While the means of grace were thus afforded to the inhabitants of Bangalore, those in the villages around (of which there are about 20, containing not less than 7000 inhabitants) were not neglected by the missionaries. So early in the history of the mission as 1825, an earnest desire to receive Christian instruction was manifested by the latter, and from that year the Gospel has been occasionally proclaimed to them, either by the missionaries themselves, or by native converts prepared by the missionaries for the office of teacher. Those native teachers who commenced the work in the villages suffered much persecution, but the results were the strengthening of their attachment to the Gospel, and their advancement in personal religion. The benefits of the Bangalore mission have been also extended to more important places, and situated at much greater distances from it than the surrounding villages-viz., Mysore, Seringapatam, Hontoor, Commonellee, Kingerre, and Beggoor. The seminary for preparing native teachers was commenced in 1823.
: Native Schools. In consequence of the strong prejudices of the people at Bangalore, this branch of the mission was, for several years, in a far less flourishing state than the same department at many other of the Society's stations. In 1822 the number of boys instructed, under the wing of the mission, was, at one time, between 200 and 300 ; but, an opposition to the schools having been excited among the people, a very considerable reduction, in consequence, took place. From 1822 till 1826 they were in a languishing state ; but in 1827 they revived, and several new schools were established. In 1827 and 1828 the number of the schools was 10, of which 5 were under the superintendence of Rev. Mr. Reeve, who joined the mission in the former of those years, and 5 under that of Rev. Mr. Campbell. The former consisted of one Tamil, two Teloogoo, one Hindostanee, and one Mahratta. These schools had to struggle with formidable obstacles, from the violent prejudices of the people, who objected to the introduction of Christian books into them. The latter were Canarese schools, and all the books, used therein, Christian. The number of boys in these schools (of which one is a kind of preparatory school to the seminary for teachers) was, in the last. mentioned year, 164. In 1829 the schools, generally, were in a prosperous state, and the prejudices of the people, against the introduction of Christian books, greatly abated. In 1830 one of the Teloogoo schools was relinquished, and, in the following year, the schools were reduoed to 3~-viz., one Canarese, one Teloogoo, and one Mahratta, containing, in all, 92 scholars. The progress of the children educated in the several schools has been, generally * speaking, good, and the benefits resulting to them, from the instruction (especially the Christian instruction) received therein, important. Many of the boys have exhibited satisfactory evidence of genuine piety; and from the Canarese preparatory school, in particular, several have been received into the Seminary for native teachers who do honour to their Christian profession by their consistent conduct, and render valuable aid to the mission in the proclamation of the Gospel, the superintendence of schools, and the distribution of the Scriptures and tracts, of which latter, numerous copies have been, from time to time, dispersed